A Man for All Seasons–film review

I’m watching the 1966 film A Man for all Seasons. It is very well-written and well executed. The dialogue is sophisticated and dense in meaning.

It makes me think about greater issues. How our society has organized a mechanism to determine what is just. Why ideas may be subject to persecution. The relationship between civilization and the inherent nature of our animal species. And power, of course–politics is “who gets what, and how much,” but it’s also the ability to coerce and inflict consequences (the law; subjugation). I really wish I was smarter–then I could figure this stuff out.  As it is, I think I’m just intelligent enough to recognize genius when I come across it.  Sort of like Salieri in the film Amadaeus.  

Here’s the trial scene from YouTube (three parts).  Enjoy.  

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